Patna, May 17: With the death of a suspected migrant labourer who tested positive for coronavirus after his death, the COVID 19 has so far claimed 8 lives in Bihar. Principal Health Secretary Sanjay Kumar said here today that the report of the sample of the 55 year old patient received yesterday revealed that he had coronavirus infection.
He said the person belonging to Gogri under Pasraha block in Khagaria district died on May 15 after which his sample and his wife's sample were collected for covid-19 test as he was suspected along with his wife. According to the report both were found covid-19 positive.
Sharing details of his travel history, Mr Kumar said that the person along with his wife and grandson left Mumbai by Shramik special train on May 12. After reaching Saharsa on May 13, he left for Khagaria by bus the same day where he was quarantined at Sharda Gayatri College in Maheshkhut block. Mr Kumar said that the person complained of breathlessness to the medical team on May 14 after which he was rushed to the referral Hospital Gogri where he was provided with the treatment.
However he passed away on May 15 and his sample along with his wife's sample was collected which reported to be positive for coronavirus on May 16. Meanwhile, a report from Khagaria quoting district magistrate Alok Ranjan Ghosh said that the migrant labour was screened at the time of being housed in the quarantine Centre at Gogri.
He said that the samples of others who came in the contact of the deceased and his wife were collected and sent to the Rajendra Memorial Research Institute of Medical Sciences for testing. In the report, the deceased and his wife were found to be positive for coronavirus. (UNI)